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Police Dogs

Retired Ailing Police Dog Brought To Shelter To Be Euthanized Now On Upswing, Needs New Home

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.20.2014 | Good News

K-9 the canine was dropped off at a Kansas animal shelter this summer, by an owner who said the elderly German shepherd was a retired police dog with ...

Hundreds Gather To Pay Respects At Funeral For Brave K-9 Who Died In The Line Of Duty

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.09.2014 | Good News

They don't call him "man's best friend" for nothing. Kye, a 3-year-old Belgian German shepherd, was not just an esteemed member of the Oklahoma Cit...

Cop Charged In Hot-Car Death Of Police Dog

AP | Posted 08.23.2014 | Crime

MILLS, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a ...

Police Dogs Can Now Sniff Out Child Porn

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.08.2014 | Crime

You can ask God for salvation, but you can thank dog for your arrest. Police dogs in New England are being trained to sniff out child pornography a...

Police Dog Saves Boy With Autism From Likely Death In Cold Creek, Earns Himself A Good Belly Rub

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.08.2014 | Good News

Good boy, Maverick! Last Sunday, Maverick, a police dog in Oregon with the Washington County Sheriff, did what frantic human searchers could not. U...

Patrol Dog Could Be Out Of Work After Transit Agency Refuses To Pay Dental Bills

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.08.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A few years on the job have been tough on this guy: Blu, a 3-year-old award-winning Metro Transit patrol dog, is now suffering from crac...

Police Dogs To Get Full Pensions For Medical Costs After Retirement In England

Posted 11.05.2013 | Good News

Canine heroes who help fight crime in the UK are finally getting the compensation they deserve. Police dogs in Nottinghamshire, England, will now ...

PHOTO: Police Dog Bids Farewell To His Fallen Partner

Posted 06.03.2013 | Good News

A heartbreaking photo from the funeral of Kentucky K9 officer Jason Ellis is proof of the incredible bond between police dogs and their partners. ...

Dogs and Drones, Cameras and Phones

Norm Stamper | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Most of us want both peaceful, secure communities and a fundamental respect for civil liberties. Let's look at four highly visible, often controversial elements of law enforcement's quest to ensure safety and security at public gatherings.

Police Dog's Priceless Witness Statement Gets Cops In Trouble

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green

It's a dog-eat-dog world, and officials in England apparently have trouble telling dogs and humans apart. England's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)...

Dogs of Courage Book Offers Glimpse of Some Surprising Working Dogs

Lisa Rogak | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Lisa Rogak

While dogs are commonly adored as pets and lovable companions, they are also capable of becoming highly skilled at a variety of jobs that help humans in countless ways, some very surprising. Here are a few examples.

Supreme Court Weighs Police Dog Issue

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Can you trust what a dog's nose knows? Police do, but the Supreme Court considered Wednesday curbing the use of drug-sniffing dogs ...

Police Dog Blamed For Man's Loss Of Insurance

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

Dogs may be a man's best friend - but not necessarily when that man is a sheriff's deputy in Nebraska. Last week, American Family Insurance informe...

In Dog We Trust

Jason Earle | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green
Jason Earle

Three Nevada Highway Patrol officers claim Chris Perry, the director of Nevada's Department of Public Safety, hijacked the state's police canine program, turning the dogs into "trick ponies" with the purpose of falsely alerting to drugs on command.

Competition Sniffs Out Top U.S. Police Dogs

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.23.2012 | Weird News

LAKELAND, Fla. -- With barely a woof and many a sniff, police canines from around the country are gathering in Lakeland, Fla., this week to see who wi...

Does the War on Drugs Affect Your Privacy Rights?

Jane Yakowitz Bambauer | Posted 07.22.2012 | Crime
Jane Yakowitz Bambauer

Do the police need a warrant to bring a drug-sniffing dog to your front door? The U.S. Supreme Court will soon answer that question.

UPDATE: Almost Two Decades Later, DNA Identifies A Suspect

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 11.12.2011 | Denver

Eighteen years after the murder-abduction case went cold, Englewood Police say they have now positively ID'd a suspect linked to the disappearance of ...

Cop Allegedly Attempts Suicide After 2 Police Dogs Die When Left In His Car

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green

Two police dogs were found dead on Sunday after being locked inside an unventilated car on a hot day in London. An investigation has now been launched...

Ohio Man Challenging Law On Teasing Police Dogs

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

MASON, Ohio -- A southwest Ohio man charged with teasing a police dog by barking at it says a city law violates free speech. The Cincinnati Enquirer ...